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NISHRM Awarded For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

    May 29, 2019




    NISHRM Awarded

    For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

    Lake Forest, IL, May 27, 2019 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded NISHRM its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the NISHRM’s accomplishments in 2018.

    The EXCEL award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.

    So much of SHRM’s success in shaping better workplaces—where employers and employees can thrive together— is owed to the hard work of our chapters and state councils such as NISHRM. Through their courage and leadership, NISHRM is driving true, measurable progress toward the healthy, productive, and dynamic workplaces of tomorrow,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “Awarding this Platinum Excel Award is just one small way for SHRM to recognize and celebrate the big steps this NISHRM has taken this past year.”

    The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. NISHRM will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.

    NISHRM engaged in numerous initiatives including a membership welcoming drive, community outreach through local organization partnership, awarded 2 scholarships to students majoring in human resources and programming and SHRM-CP certification/recertification opportunities.

    For more information about NISHRM, visit

    Media: For more information, contact Jodi Coplan of NISHRM at 847.477.9881 and

    About NISHRM (Northern Illinois Society for Human Resource Management Chapter)

    NISHRM was formed in 1942 as the Lake County Employment Managers Association. The name was changed to NIAPA in 1979 when the group was chartered as the local Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In 1990, the name was changed again to more accurately reflect the changes that had occurred in the HR profession, and in 1994, the NISHRM name was adapted to better reflect the affiliation with SHRM.

    About SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)

    SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.